||18 months in 50% new French Oak and 50% used French Oak
||Fermented in stainless steel tanks with variable skin contact ranging from 10-35 days.
There is unquestionable richness in the palate. Full burst of beautiful fruit followed by mid palate unctuousness. The finish is long and very, very silky.
Our 134-acre estate lies in the heart of the Stags Leap District, the first viticultural area in the United States to be approved based on the distinctiveness of its soils. With 28 distinctive vineyard blocks showing an array of different aspects, soil types, clones and rootstocks, our vineyard provides a diversity of flavors that are artfully blended to capture the holistic representation of our estate Cabernet Sauvignon.
The 2007 vintage brought us extraordinary fruit in the Stags Leap District. A dry spring and a warm year in comparison to the previous two vintages greatly reduced the berry size on our property. The result was a harvest which produced wines of great concentration and depth, power and elegance.